- Electronic Access
- Light Switches
- Internet Access
- Room Environment
- Equipment Overview
- Room Equipment
- Locking Up
- Additional Room Details
Location: Cherry Auditorium is located in the Kirk Building on Upper College Rd. The auditorium can be accessed from either the first or second floor although the second-floor doors are located in the upper seating area. (map).
TurningPoint Technologies Channel: 40
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Important Notes: Card Activation
This auditorium is accessed with a card swipe lock. Before you can enter, you must have your URI ID card authorized for access to this room.
To unlock the door, swipe the ID card with the magnetic strip inside the sliding mechanism, and your picture facing to the left as shown in the picture at the right. To lock the door, repeat this process.
- A steady green light indicates the door is unlocked.
- A red light indicates the door is locked.
Faculty assigned to teach in classrooms with electronic access should be automatically entered prior to the start of the semester, or 24 hours before a special event. To be safe, be sure to test your card at least 1 business day prior to your first class meeting.
If your card does not work, contact Facilities Services Access Control Office at 874- 4577, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Training is required for first-time users. Media rack keys will not be issued unless first-time users undergo equipment training/orientation.
Light switches are located directly to your left as you enter the room.
There are five dimmers and one light switch (on the bottom left):
- Top left dimmer controls the middle section of the auditorium.
- Top middle and bottom right dimmers control the rear section of the auditorium.
- Top right and bottom middle dimmers control the front section of the auditorium.
Each room has at least one active ethernet port for use with the internet.
The port will be marked with a yellow dot.
There should be an ethernet cable in the rack drawer to use with the port.
If you find one is missing, please call Classroom Media Assistance at 874-4278.
If you are unable to get online using the wired port, or if you prefer, all rooms also have wireless internet access.
If you have not used wireless access in the past, please be sure to test out your laptop before class starts.
Some manufacturers have special programs or settings that control wireless, or your machine may have a physical button that needs to be selected.
If you have never used your laptop on the URI network, you will be asked to download and install and electronic policy key. You probably don’t want to do this during class time as it can be time consuming, so connect your laptop in your office first and get this step out of the way.
To authenticate on the URI network:
– Use your URI eCampus username
– With your Sakai/wireless password.
If you don’t remember your password, please call the Help Desk at 401-874-4357.
The entire URI Kingston campus has Wireless internet capabilities through URI_Secure (preferable for Faculty, Staff & Students) and URI_Open for registered visitors and guests. If in the rare case either network fails, there are ethernet cables in each of the General Assignment Classrooms. This classroom’s cable is previously installed and usable through the top of the podium.
The Media Equipment is installed in an open-access podium for users; specialty equipment such as wireless microphones and remote controls are locked in the podium. Call CMA for assistance.
To use an overhead projector:
The projector should now be illuminated and the fan should be running. Place your transparency on the projector and adjust the top mirror as necessary to get a clear image. Please visit Overhead Projectors for more information.
Projector Screen and Controls
To move the screen down, use the “Down” button.
To move screen up, use the “Up” button, and it will automatically rise.
If the cord used to pull down the screen is wrapped around the screen, CMA has put a screen wand ( a dowel with a cup hook attached) in each classroom. You can use the cuphook end to grab the cord and pull it down towards you.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not jerk or pull down the screen with too much force, this may cause the screen to be locked in the down position. If this happens, please call Classroom Media Assistance 874-4278 for assistance.
The projector is located in the middle of the classroom on the ceiling.
Do not operate manually– use the touch screen control panel on the podium. (Directions below).
You do not need to turn the projector on. It will turn on automatically when you choose your input source (Video, VGA, HDMI, or BluRay).
Please turn the projector off when done (directions below).
A single podium with the media installed is located in the room in front of the stage. The media is always open so there is no need for a key to access the system for classroom use.
To access this equipment, faculty please request a training from Classroom Media Assistance in the Library (LL4).
This media system includes, in order from top to bottom:
Video equipment (e.g., cameras or VCRs) or computers can be used as sources with this equipment rack. These devices would plug into the row of input jacks located on a panel in the lower half of the rack (shown above).
In order from left to right, these jacks are:
(Directions for hooking up a computer located below.)
TouchScreen Control Panel
Top Row: Source selections for HDMI, VGA, Document Camera, Blu-Ray DVD, Aux Video, and Apple TV.
Left side: Time and Mute the Source from Projecting (good for privacy in from of a class to type in usernames or passwords).
Center: Controls for source selected (if applicable).
Right Side: Volume control for source selected and speech if using a microphone in the room.
Bottom: (Do not use Admin Button on LEFT side). On the right is the projector status (on, off, or muted) followed by the red EXIT button to turn off the system.
Assisted Listening System (ALS) Transmitter Microphone
One wireless microphone and four ALS Listen units are stored above the BluRay player so they will not get tangled with the cables in the drawer. If used, please wrap the wires around them and return them to this location.
The microphone receiver in the media rack is configured to route the audio signal through the ALS system only. The microphone does not feed the speaker system in the room, this is an Assisted Listening Device only.
Please do not adjust any of the settings on the ALS transmitter or receiver, these have been preset at optimal levels by our tech staff.
Using the Assisted Listening System
Attach the microphone to the instructor’s lapel or collar. Extra batteries are stored in the drawer.
If the microphone unit is not turned on, the system will automatically be in MUTE mode.
To turn on the microphone, open the lower half of the case front and press the ON/OFF button for 2 seconds. If you do not press for the 2 seconds, just ignore the MUTE ON or MUTE OFF prompt and the system will still be on.
If you want to mute the system, there are two methods. First, there is a mute button located on the top part of the microphone unit–this mutes just the microphone.
Second, you can mute the entire system. Open the lower half of the front case, press on/off. Respond to the MUTE ON prompt by clicking the Set button on the right of the case front. The system will now be muted. Conversely, to turn the Mute function off, open the case and click on/off button, then click Set.
Remember: Turn OFF the Microphone when done by pressing the On/Off button for 2 seconds. Return to drawer when finished.
ALS Receiver Units
These units are for use by students who need hearing assistance.
The Listen units will not work unless the microphone unit is turned on.
Extra batteries for these units are stored in the drawer. If all the batteries have been used, please call Classroom Media Assistance, 874-4278.
To use the Assisted Listening System (ALS) , the instructor must wear the wireless microphone and the hearing-impaired student must use the Listen unit. See directions below for further information.
The ALS devices are stored in the drawer below the DVD Player.
One handheld unit and one lavalier unit are made available for general class use.
To Use the Handhelds: Hold the red power button on the bottom of the microphone until the display lights up (approx 2 seconds). Do not touch anything else. To power down, again hold the red power button until the display is no longer lit.
To Use the Lavaliers: Open the case (in the front) and hold the red power button on the right side until the display lights up (approx 2 seconds). Do not touch anything else. To power down, again hold the red power button until the display is no longer lit.
Controlling the Volume: On the TouchScreen Control Panel on the right side, the volume is controlled using the Up and Down arrows labelled “Speech”.
Connecting a Laptop
A laptop shelf is located above the drawer near the bottom of the equipment rack, just pull the shelf out towards you to use.
1. Connect the VGA or HDMI cable to the laptop.
Classroom Media Assistance has a limited number of wireless mice and keyboards that can be used on the podium while the computer is on the shelf. These can be checked out for the entire semester. Please visit Classroom Media Assistance on the lower level of the Library (LL4) to reserve one.
If there is no image, be sure to check whether video output is active (e.g. Function + F8, or similar command)
Using the BluRay (DVD) Player
To turn the BluRay Player on or off, press the power button located on the bottom edge of the left side of the player. (This button is very small.)
To insert a disk, use the open tray button on the middle bottom edge of the player and use this button to close the disk tray. To eject the disk, use the same button.
All of the controls for the BlurRay DVD player are located in the Touch Screen Control Panel.
Using the “ALS” Listen Units
These wireless Listen units are stored above the BluRay player in the media rack.
Check that the Listen unit has batteries. Extra batteries are located in the rack drawer.
Turn the Listen unit on by dialing the volume wheel away from Off to the appropriate volume.
To turn the unit off, dial the wheel all the way back to Off.
You do not need to adjust any setting on the ALS receiver or transmitter in the media rack.
Please remember to turn OFF the Listen devices when done, coil the ear piece around the unit and return it to above the BluRay player.
1. NO SOUND
-Check that all auxiliary cables are plugged in and secure.
-Try restarting the equipment you are trying to have sound played from.
2. NO PICTURE
-Check that all VGA and video cables are plugged in and secure.
-On a Laptop: Press CTRL + F8
-Try restarting the equipment you are trying to have sound played from.
Please Remember to:
- On the Switcher, press the “Power Display OFF” button to turn Off the projector.
- Remove your media and Power Off the media machine used. Power Off your laptop. Return cables to the floor box and/or media case.
- Power OFF microphone and return to Classroom Media Assistance Office in Chafee 217.
- Turn the classroom Lights OFF. Shut all Exterior Doors.
- Swipe-lock the main door using your URI ID card. The card-reader light will blink green when in locked mode.
|Ask students waiting for the next class to remain outside the classroom until their instructor arrives. As the Instructor, you are responsible for the room’s security during your class time, so please lock up!|
reservation_contact Enrollment Services 874-2718
media_contact Classroom Media Assistance 874-4278
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